Adjective "sporting" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Connected with or interested in sport.
  1. 'I view elections much like all-night sporting events, with the score changing every fifteen minutes or so.'
  2. 'The audience consumes these shows in much the same way as the live telecast of a sporting event because uncertainty is a key part of the viewing experience.'
  3. 'Much of the novel is devoted to dialogue between players during the games, and especially to their quarrels over the sporting history of which they are a part.'
  4. 'The Jury was impressed with the success of the architect's original vision in the making of a huge naturally ventilated and lit entertainment and sporting centre.'
  5. 'At others, his approach to the show is so much like a series of set pieces it seems as if he is limbering up for the opening ceremony of some big but cash-strapped sporting event.'
  6. 'He's a victim of his circumstance rather than himself, too set in his ways to appreciate academic rather than sporting achievement when it comes to his sons.'
  7. 'The sporting fixture allows the communities to merge, but the union stops there.'
  8. 'In addition, though weary from his journey, he participates in the sporting contests in which he wins the discus throw, and this foreshadows his later athletic triumph when he returns home.'
  9. 'A friend of mine had gone into a sporting goods store that was having this raffle, entered his own name and entered my name separately, two weeks before.'
  10. 'It is with utter frustration that I see such sports buildings hailed a success when clearly, from a sporting point of view, they cannot be.'
Fair and generous in one's behaviour or treatment of others, especially in a contest.


    1. engaging in, disposed to, or interested in open-air or athletic sports: a rugged, sporting man.

    2. concerned with or suitable for such sports: sporting equipment.

    3. sportsmanlike.

    4. interested in or connected with sports or pursuits involving betting or gambling: the sporting life of Las Vegas.

    5. involving or inducing the taking of risk, as in a sport.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "smiles can be sporting about mouths."

    "holes can be sporting in characters."

    "events can be sporting."

    "goodses can be sporting."

    "activities can be sporting."

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